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July 2, 2010
Wu Guanzhong Leading Chinese modernist painter Wu Guanzhong, 90, known as one of the fathers of modern Chinese art for combining Western and Chinese elements in black and white oil paintings, died June 25 in Beijing. The cause was not announced. "He was an inspiration for many Chinese artists, even to this day, and one of the most important forces in modern Chinese art," said Tan Ping, vice president of the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing. Born in China's eastern province of Jiangsu in 1919, Wu left to study western painting at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-arts in Paris in 1947.
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July 21, 1989 | MARLENA DONOHUE
German artist Ole Jurgen Fischer creates energetic abstract oil paintings crammed with patterns and shapes that hint at things we are familiar with. Formidable scale, low luminosity colors and helter-skelter imagery strewn across the canvases then obliterated with quick marks and broad swatches of paint heighten the dense, mysterious tone.
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January 20, 1987 | Lily Eng \f7
Two oil paintings worth $12,800 were stolen last week from an art gallery specializing in contemporary art, police said Monday. The impressionist-style artworks by Marco M. Sassone apparently were stolen sometime Jan. 11 or 12 from the Diane Sassone Art Gallery in Laguna Beach, but were not reported missing until Monday, Laguna Beach Police Sgt. Ray Lardie said.
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October 12, 1985 | PATRICIA KLEIN, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles police have served a search warrant on a Granada Hills home and seized more than 50 paintings, drawings and lithographs that an artist claims belong to him. The artist, Helmut Preiss, 44, formerly of Vienna, who now lives in West Hollywood, told authorities that the works were being illegally held by a man who had contracted to sell them but never paid him any money.
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December 26, 1990 | KIRSTEN LEE SWARTZ
More than 25 years ago, Roland Roy encountered one too many victims of violent crime. As a rookie cop on the Honolulu police force, Roy despised the violence and decided to switch to art after a picture he sketched of a murder suspect led to an arrest. Today, his paintings hang in galleries across the country and, this month, in a restaurant in Ventura to benefit victims of domestic abuse.
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October 11, 2009 | Christopher Knight
Arguably, watercolor was the most important medium sustained by American painters struggling with the new demands and untried possibilities of Modernism in the first half of the 20th century. Georgia O'Keeffe, John Marin, Charles Sheeler, Marsden Hartley, Max Weber, Charles Demuth -- whatever artistic achievements they and many others certainly had are unthinkable without their work in pigments suspended in water and laid down on paper. And for some of them, watercolors represented the pinnacle of their accomplishments.
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June 20, 1987 | MARK CHALON SMITH
To hear Lee J. Wexler tell it, the art of watercolor painting has a slight image problem. Wexler, the president of the National Watercolor Society, believes the medium is often misunderstood or taken too lightly by the art community at large. Watercolors are invariably credited for their "evanescent, delicate beauty and demanding technique," but it can be a hollow compliment.
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